During the week commencing 21st October, St Francis held its first “Black History Week” in recognition of the global “Black History Month” that takes place every October.  Children from EYFS to Year 6 spent the week exploring identity, history and role models in an engaging and thought provoking series of activities.

Reception children explored African music and dance, and discussed diversity through painting.

Year 1 wrote about Rosa Parks and Year 2 explored the story of Rosa Parks through gymnastics.

Year 3 and 4 explored multiculturalism in the UK and looked at role models, including Benjamin  Zephaniah and his poetry.  Year 5 looked at the role the UK played in the slave trade and Year 6 learned about the achievements of Dorothy Vaughan and her work at NASA.  Some of the work produced is on display.

Thank you for the commitment of staff and children for an exciting and engaging week of learning.